“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.”
We know that stories and the narratives we tell and use are extremely powerful. We run our companies and organizations off of stories; the past, the current, the future, successes, challenges and people who we hold up as examples. The stories we also tell to ourselves are just powerful. I hear people say to themselves when they make a mistake, “That was great, stupid!”. That’s not a great narrative to encourage ourselves, especially in a time when we are more on our own than we can remember. Now is the time to create a narrative for the future that others will be inspired and excited to hear and follow. Yes, I know the future seems way too uncertain to do that planning, but like any great storyboard there is the happily living ever after ending, the we are still where we are ending, and the disaster ending. What story can we build for each, so we are ready for not if, but when.
I can be honest with you, cause I know you won’t tell anyone, :). For the past few nights my dreams have been that I have gotten Covid-19. On different nights it’s ranged from all good and I’m one of the fortunate ones to recover quickly and go on about life, to the other extreme that I didn’t make it. Fortunately, when I wake up, I am still healthy, but for a moment it is still scary. So, that is when I turn to God once again with this Psalm; “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.” That is God’s story and it is His narrative that can keep us strong in times like these. If you are telling yourself a worrisome or fearful story,for any reason, then join me in replacing it with His story, which so much better than anything we could ever imagine.
Reference: Psalm 73:26 (New Living Translation)